>> hello, this is the news hour litsch from london. coming up: rival governments sign a u.n. backed agreement bringing hope which a united leadership for libya. a spanish policeman dice after an explosion in kabul diplomatic area. the taliban claim responsibility. hopes for a major deal on climate change as negotiators extend the deadline to reach agreement. ♪
it's beatles week in buenos aires. the fan base grows for the fan base in argentina. the sports news, european football chief fails to get his ban from football lifted. the latest setback means he'll miss the european championship draw in paris. hopes have been raised of a path to peace in libya after its rival governments reached a deal in the tunisian capital. representatives of the country's two rival administrations agreed to form ally sign a u.n. brokered plan, leading to the unification government which should take office within two years. the development is a major step to resolving the conflict which began in 2011 when muammar
gaddafi was forced out of power. we have a report from rome where more talks will soon be taking place. >> it's where world leaders will meet sunday to give what officials here are calling a decisive push for efforts to bring about a national unity government in libya. a u.n. draft deal has been on the table for months, and now members of the rival parliaments say it will be signed on december 16. that follows last week's agreement in tunis, which saw the warring parties agree on the urgent need to work together. this latest announcement was made by u.n. special envoy martin cobler who held last minute discussions with the two sides. the way forward won't be easy. >> many problems remain, but this has to be solved by the new government in place. that's what governments are there for. that's why the implementation phase will start with open
problems and united nations is always ready to support the new government of national accord. >> libya happen underwar since the overthrow of muammar gaddafi. there have been previous attempts to disarm. it's not clear if all back the u.n. deal or all members of the two rival parliaments will give their support. the foreign minister told us that no deal is perfect, but he is hoping the majority of libyans will put their differences aside. >> this is the goal of the conference, to have the more inclusive possible solution, so we will not have 100%. i hope we'll have 90%, because we need obviously an inclusive solution. those against a solution supported by all the international community will have the responsibility to
contrast something that is strategic for the libyan people. >> for the international community, ending the security and political vacuum in libya is their strategic priority. that is why world leaders are throwing their weight and pressuring the libyans to unit. >> the west is growing increasingly concerned about the growing strength of isil. some officials say libya is becoming what they're describing as a fall back position for the armed group since it has been coming under pressure in syria and iraq. italy is particularly concerned, not just because migrants and refugees use libya as a transit point to reach europe, but isil is just a few hundred kilometers away. >> isil has been trying to take more ground in attempting to push into more areas where oil and gas terminals are giving it a source of revenue. the u.s. has already carried out a few airstrikes against isil in libya and the international community hasn't ruled out the auction of concerted military action. >> i think that we have now
concentrate not on plan b, but on the effort of the international community to reach a diplomatic agreement. the only solution, the only stable solution is a libyan unity government, to stabilize the country. >> for now, there is an agreement. the days ahead, however, will give an indication on whether the u.n. deal has the quorum to form what can be called a national unity government. a deal without libya's main political actors could be even more violent. >> we have more from tunis. >> i think the reason why these talks have succeeded while others failed is because of the sense of urgency. the u.n. special envoy to libya
talks about the clock ticking, the fact that groups affiliated to isil have taken more important territory affecting the royal industry, that has been a wake-up call to these libyan delegates who have been fighting it out for so long. basically, part of the deal will mean that a presidential council will rule alongside the junie government where all sides will be represented. where will this unity government be placed? it's not clear. there was no mention of general hafta witness the strong man of libya, the head of the army in the east right now. all of these potentially could impact on the stability of this new unity government. >> let's hear more from the u.n. secretary general representative who's just been briefing the united nations via video link from tune anybody else. >> the participants in the political dialogue highlights the urgency, the time factor.
libya is in a race against time. its very social fabric, national unity and territorial integrity is directly endangered by extremism and terrorism, daish, actively consolidating and seeking to extend their influence beyond areas under their immediate control. >> joining me now is a social anthropologist who has carried out extensive research in libya and lived there between 2006 and 2008. good to have you with us. what prompted the libyan factions to sign up to this agreement now after a year of well sometimes very fraught controversial negotiations with the u.n.? >> well, the role of isis, there's the perception that tripoli and tobruk have of isis being the common enemy. the thing that is an element that has to be highlighted, which is a lot of people talking about oil, you know, isis is in charge of royal resources and
pushing tripoli and tobruk to kind of, you know, do something about it. i think there's a cultural component to this. isis is perceived at something external to lib yes, a threat by both tripoli and tobruk. >> does that -- are they capable at this point of coming together, the two militias and actually working together in the fight against isil on a practical operation alex? >> well, it's difficult to say. i guess, well, we'll see. we'll see. it's still very much important that the two are talking to each other. only a few months ago, it would be inconceival. libya hasn't had a unified government since last year makes this very important. >> you say they certainly identified common interests in terms of the economics, they were producing more barrels of oil a day under gadhafi than
now. is there a wide enough consensus on that both sides, enough powerful figures backing this deal for it to survive, for it to work? >> possibly, yes, yes. potentially, it could work. a lot of influential figures are behind both in the east and west of libya, and the fact that a very important figure like general hafta is kind of silently agreeing to this is facilitating this deal, so potentially, i mean -- >> what kind of role do you envisage him playing? >> general hafta? >> yes. does that prove an be a stock kell? >> not necessarily. i think a lot of people have sort of, you know, talked about half at a in gadhafi times, the strong men that somehow is going to -- >> you say he's changed or evolved in some way since that time? >> the thing is if you read his declarations, at least verbally,
he's always been for the notion of creating a state, which by the way is very much what people, libyans want. there's been misanding of libyans as sort of fractioned people, tribal people, which is true to be a extent but libyans have an understanding what a state is and want one. hair at a in appealing to the people use the language of the state. it's what the people understand and what they want. >> what about fighters on the ground, there are loose alliances, militias, even the sort of factions themselves. it's not very cohesive in the way they've been in conflict with each other, will fighters on the ground abide by this agreement? >> well, again, it's difficult to say, because militias are this sort of uncontrollable entity. the thing is, libyans are tired of militias. there's been a, you know,
incidents in tripoli, incident's in benghazi with people demonstrating in the streets against the militias. you know, in the beginning after the revolution, people were relying on the militias because the state 20 have wasn't there, but they're tired now, they don't want that anymore. >> there's an internal shift in the country. >> completely. regardless what the militias are going to do, there's an element of popular opinion. the libyans don't want them anymore. they want a state. they're tired, essentially of what is going on. >> thank you very much for your analysis. appreciate it. >> we're going to stay with libya and bring you a story that's been developing while we've been on the air, report emerging that the son of muammar gaddafi has been kidnapped in lebanon. local media aired video purporting to show him kidnapped by a group demanding information about the fate of shia cleric he will fadr who went missing from
libya in the 1970's, his disappearance has long been blamed on the late libyan leader. much of muammar gaddafi's family fled libya when upricings from the arab spring forced him into hiding before he was eventually killed. a spanish policeman died after a car exploded outside the spanish embassy in a heavily protected area of kabul in afghanistan. police say thee armed attackers were involved in the incident during the evening rush hour. a number of people have also been left injured in the attack. >> a car was blowing up right after the blast happened, we turned off the lights in the area and our night operations special forces have started searching the vicinity and nearby houses. >> al jazeera's jennifer glass is on the phone now from kabul. jennifer, can you tell us what's happening over there? has the stand out of been resolved? >> we're not exactly sure.
it's been a very tense evening here, maryanne. just about eight hours after that car bomb first went off, the standoff between the police and attackers went off for a while. it was quiet and 45 minutes ago, five large explosions and sustained gunfire for about 10 minutes. ten minutes after that be a another few bursts of gunfire and now all quiet. it's the middle of the night on a bitter cold evening in kabul. it's difficult to know exactly the status. we don't know whether the gunman got into the building. the taliban claimed they had got into the building. there were foreigners inside. we don't know how many people might have been involved in that and how the security forces have the proceeded in this standoff, but again, we did hear large explosions and gunfire about 1:45 ago and now it's all quiet. >> how important is the time of of this attack? >> it was very well timed. it came just a few hours after
ashraf ghani, the afghan president announced on television that he was hoping to restart peace talks with the taliban in the next couple of weeks. of course, this is the third large high profile attack by the taliban in about four days. they launched two major attacks in kandahar earlier in the week, one on the heavily fortified kandahar air field. that was a 27 hour firefight, the taliban showing they're still a force to be reckoned with, that they can still cause trouble in the major cities of afghanistan. >> thank you. >> there is more to come for you on the al jazeera news hour from london. fear on the streets of burundi's capital as gunman launch deadly attacks on army barracks, killing 15 people. in-fighting, we'll hear from the head of zimbabwe's leading
party. cricketed 2020 world cup, an unusual choice of venues for the high profile match. the islamic state of iraq and the levant claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 22 people in a kurdish held noun in northeastern syria. three isil suicide bombers attacked the town on thursday. the area is a base for kurdish fighters battling isil and kurdish security forces are thought to be among the dead. syrian opposition groups meeting at a conference in saudi arabia capitol riyadh for a democratic solution to end the countries civil war, including a plan for the removal of president bashar al assad. assad said he's unwilling to leave syria and has the support of the majority of the country. he said he's unwilling to negotiate with what he called terrorists but will speak to the
opposition if they are unarmed. >> we were ready and we are ready today to start the negotiations with the opposition, but it depends on the definition of opposition. opposition for everyone in this world doesn't mean militant. there's a big difference between militants and opposition. opposition is a political term, not a military term. u secretary of state john kerry is heading to moscow tuesday to hold talks over the syria peace process. we are joined from rosalind in washington, d.c. r.b.i. is becoming an increasingly more serious player in syria. what are the expectations for this meeting? >> the exspecialtiations aren't very high. it's really an opportunity for the u.s. and for russia to basically trade notes and to try to see if they can iron out some of their differences on the
future of bashar al assad ahead of what is expect to be next friday's meeting at the united nations in new york under the u.n. auspices. that meeting would be all of the countries that have been working to try to set up a peace process to end the civil war inside syria, so this is really more an opportunity for secretary kerry and foreign minister lavrov to have a chance to talk more extensively than they would at other venues where at most they've been having meetings of about a half hour or so. this is a chance to have more substantial discussions without having to worry about something else being on the agenda. >> what is the general feeling there in washington, d.c. when it comes to the dynamic between the u.s. and russia on syria? is there a feeling that there is room for maneuver, that there is perhaps some flexibility particularly when it comes to the question of bashar al
assad's fate? >> well, certainly, the obama administration has indicated in previous weeks that it is not so dead set against moving bashar al assad out of power immediately. want question is what's the time line for when bashar al assad theoretically would have to leave power in order for there to be some sort of peace accord inside syria. there's no -- no real agreement, i should say, about that within members of the obama administration. what is going to be interesting is how the u.s. in particular deals with the demand coming from what is now being described as a unified syrian opposition that assad and his top aids would have to leave at the beginning of the transition process, and not perhaps later in the process. obviously, that is something which the russians would oppose, so there really has to be this
understanding that now that the opposition has tried to basically pull its act together, that they're going to have to be considered and the u.s. is going to have to try to work with them before it tries to reach any sort of agreement with the russians on the future of bashar al assad. >> ross lind in washington, d.c., thank you. financing the cost of tackling climate change remains one of the stop sticking points at the climate talks in paris. the summit has been extended for an extra day, but delegates insist they are close to reaching a dole to cut carbon emissions in an attempt to slow global warming. for paris, nick clark reports. >> all night and all day they worked and all night and all day again, and there's still no resolution. we are told, though, we are very close. >> after the consultations that i'm going to have, at 9:00 saturday morning, i will be in a position to present a text to all of the parties which i'm sure will be approved and be a
big step forward for the whole of humanity. >> in five years, i had hoped to finalize a deal friday night but getting 196 countries with differing interests to agree a way forward is a monumental challenge. >> i think we're in a pretty good place. it's a struggle. i feel like there's a light at the end of the tunnel and we can do it, but there are positions that are very hard to get to. it's very political at the moment. i think we move past the substance. there's good text, a lot we can live with. we've got to push the bar a bit. it's a huge task with 194 interests. even though you put them into like-minded groups and the regional grouping, there are still issues that are tough to sort. i think we're on a good path. it's just a struggle to try to get over the hill and deal with what we really need and not just what we want. >> it's the same old problems blocking progress, the issue of finance, who pace who what, and
how to get to two degrees c. and below and responsibility, that old argument between developed and developing nation. >> it's all about what countries are prepared to trade-off. in some field, poor nations are getting a raw deal. >> damage is am very important concept within the negotiation text. the whole concept that the poorest countries in the world who had nothing to do with climate change need some sort of mechanism, some process where they can get compensated, some sort of a risk management litigation, so that's a very key point for this mole negotiation. >> what do scientists make of this in that. >> we need to cut emissions by 40% by 2050 or even more. instead what's in the text at the homes, this language say emissions need to peak and decline and sometimes in the next half a century, we need to have what they call emissions
neutrality. it's quite vague in terms of what we need to do and certainly if we would achieve the 1.5-degree target. >> some seem to be blocking progress. if and when it comes, the deal will be full of compromises, but it's hoped to be the foundation of a safer, cleaner future for all. nick clark, al jazeera, paris. >> the u.n. is holding a special section on burundi following a coordinated attack on three army barracks in bujumbura which killed 15 people. malcolm webb reports. >> gunfire and explosions shut down burundi's capital bujumbura on friday morning. residents woke up to roadblocks, checkpoints and military patrols. violence intensified over the past few days. militia's, sometimes with as
many as 100 men ambushed the police and military, sometimes exchanging gunfire for several hours. the attacks have mostly taken place in areas where there's strong opposition to the president's third term in power. in this bujumbura suburb, witnesses say the police killed their neighbors. they say they were marched to the street and executed at point-blank range. >> the police took my mobile phone. they broke down the door and found this man in there. they carried him to the road and shot him. >> police have been conducting house to house searches hooking for illegal weapons. thursday, they displayed a catch of guns and ammunition they say was seized just this week. unrest began in april when the president announced he would seek a third term in power. it's disputed whether or not the
constitution allows it and a third term of five years is said not to be supported by the constitution. >> the ethnic violence pitted houthis against the tutsis. >> burundi could be on the brink of another civil war. malcolm webb, al jazeera, uganda. >> zimbabwe's president has warned security services to stay out of politics. there have been reports of in-fighting and facialism as rivals position themselves as his successor. we have a report from victoria
falls. >> the president says he's disappointed in the party adjusting for who will take over for him. he accused security forces of supporting individuals vying for the top job, a move that may split the party, according to some members. work together. >> that at the annual party conference, officials tried to show at least on the surface there are no serious problems. he is the center of power and
people shouldn't talk about replacing him, because he is still in charge -- >> it is not widely known how many factions exist if the ruling party. one group is believed to back one of two vice presidents. another faction is thought played a key role in the former deputy last year. political analyst wonder what plans are in store for his wife. he has so far not said who will one day take over for him. >> discussing the subject of succession, there is need as with this other counterpart remains the only one who has not yet changed. >> the next presidential election is in 2018.
party officials want him to run again, but political analysts warn if a successor isn't chosen soon, the party could be entering a dangerous phase. >> still to come for you, the billionaire who is the latest target of investigators as china cracks down on entrepreneurs. >> the ethical merits of altering human d.n.a. >> the world of football mourns the olympic football star misery usely shot dead in his hometown.
>> at 7:00 - "news roundup". tony harris gives you a fast-paced recap of the day's events. >> this is the first line of defense. >> we have an exclusive story tonight. >> then at 8:00 - john seigenthaler brings you the top stories from across america. >> the question is, will these dams hold? >> and at 9:00 - >> i'm ali velshi, on target tonight... >> ali velshi on target. digging deeper into the issues that matter. >> i'm trying to get a sense for what iranians are feeling. >> welcome back. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. libya's rival factions have agreed to sign the u.n. backed national unity government agreement next week. reports are emerging that the son of libya's deposed leader muammar gaddafi has been kidnapped in lebanon. a spanish policeman died after a car bomb exploded near the spanish embarrass compound
in the afghan capital. >> giving evidence to a parliamentary inquiry, david cameron said he didn't try to save muammar gaddafi at the height of the 2011 conflict. >> a british parliamentary inquiry with questions about libya for tony blair. >> my concern was not for his safety. my concern was to get him out of the situation so that a peaceful transition could take place. >> the pair had formed a close relationship. blair famously brought gadhafi back into the international fold during a meeting in the libyan
desert in 2004. gadhafi agreed to give up weapons of mass destruction in turn for a lifting of sanctions. >> the prize for us was enormous. it was important. >> they also struck oil and trade deals worth hundred was billions of dollars, but the m.p.'s wondered at what price for justice for the british victims of libyan crimes like the lockerbie bombing and the murder of police constable fletcher in london. >> we didn't set any of these issues aside, but we did believe there was a huge prize in bringing them from position where they were sponsoring terrorism to a position where they were cooperating to fight against it and then secondly creating the circumstances in which they voluntarily gave up their chemical and nuclear weapons program. >> tony blair knows a thing or
two about military intervention in foreign lands. >> i can tell you today obviously libya is a real security problem. it's a security problem actually for us, i think, here, but i don't think you can make the judgment as to whether it would be better if we intervened. you will have to say how would that play out if gadhafi tried to cling on to power and others tried to remove him. you can look at syria where we didn't intervein and say it's even worse. a chinese top entrepreneur was under investigation which is a possible sign that china's anti corruption campaign is going beyond state companies. he was first reported as missing. his net worth is estimated to be
$7.8 billion. he's been dubbed china's warren buffet. two have been arrested in connection for corruption. >> as the market opens in hong kong, four companies celebrate their listing. an auspicious day but it comes at the end of turmoil on the financial markets. hong kong, a mainland chinese exchanges have become more integrated this year. that's a concern for market watchers, alarmed at the way china has targeted some of its biggest financial institution for allegedly causing the collapse in mainland shares. >> it's normal in any market to have a regulator who looks into inside dealing and market manipulation and so forth. the concern in china must be that the government is looking to blame anything but itself for the market bubble and subsequent partial collapse.
>> following media reports that two executives have disappeared, bringing to six the number thought to be under investigation, the this company issued a statement to the hopping con stock exchange confirming it had no idea where they were. >> absent, say human rights activists is adequate legal protection for those who fall foul of the law or the government. >> consideration prevails over legal issues. >> human rights lawyers in hong kong have long campaigned on behalf of political activists across the border. the vanishing executives, it seems, could be victims of the same system i don't these people will disappear and after some time, they will reemerge and the rent appears to be settled.
no one understands or in what way these matters are settled. >> and it is investors end the year with bullish hopes there won't be a repeat of the turmoil in mainland shares, there is still the nagging fear about what protection they will have if the markets turn sour once more. rob mcbride, al jazeera, hong kong. >> joining us now via skype in the state of georgia is the professor of international affairs at the georgia institute of technology. let's look at the case of the man dubbed at china's version of warren buffet, the 17t 17th richest man in china. he had been missing. now he's turned up on that what's going on? >> well, this is perhaps one of the examples to show the quite uneasy and sometimes very uncertain relationship between chinese leaders and the
government. he himself has been very candid about his political position, which is neutral, and which is also politically low key and he would ask that in order to do business well in china, you must be loyal to the politics over there, and be low key. yet, he is kind of a temporary disappearance which turned out to be kind of helping the government through the judiciary investigation accepts shock waves all over, because this is not an isolate incident. we don't know so much, we don't know enough yet to comment on this particular case but in the past, there have been several cases that really made people worry, especially the leaders worry. >> it's certainly the case for
guanchange. it's very difficult to comment only particular case, because everything is so opaque, but is he himself being investigated by the chinese government or is he helping them? >> right now, based on what we know, he seems to be helping the authorities do some legal investigation, but the investigation, to help himself seems to be a little bizarre, because he is in fact almost incommunicado, in other words, he is isolated. this is not just a simple helping investigation, perhaps a little bit more than that. we don't know what will happen. we will know by monday, because his company will have an important meeting on monday and if he emerges on monday at the board meeting, then we'll know things i guess not that serious for him, but if he does not, when he himself could be in trouble, my hunch is he is now
helping authorities investigating others, but these others may have too much connections with him or his company that may actually implicate him, so that's the fear. we don't know enough details obviously yet, but in china, this leader, the danger is not necessarily you are opposing the government or chinese government, but danger often lies in which faction of the government you are associated with, and which leader you are very close with. that could be a danger in itself. >> very interesting, thank you for shedding a bit of light on this story. very mysterious story, thank you. >> thank you. three palestinians have been killed in the occupied west bank on the border with gases. a 22-year-old man was killed after israeli officers used live ammunition during clashes in hebron. another was shot dead after allegedly trying to drive his
car into the military checkpoint. another man was killed in clashes with israeli police near gaza. >> one of the inventors of so-called genetic editing procedures is calling for tighter restrictions on d.n.a. alteration after plans to begin human trials. tom ackermann has more. >> at johns hopkins university, these mice are providing embryos for micro scrappic cells to fix with genes what is broken. it's a precise method of altering the d.n.a. of any organism. its in venters call it editing software for a genome. >> we can zoo a specific chromosome, to a specific spot, to one of the millions have nuke la tied molecules that make up to d.n.a. and change it.
we can use invitro to treat patients, we can design a set of cell lines that allow discovers. >> and ultimately to correct mutations not just in any patients but future generation of their families, as well. one company says that by 2017, it plans to begin in mr.ical trials in children who suffer from a congenital defect that causes them to go blind. crisper offers the promise of enhancing desirable characteristics, raisingment specter of an industry that could produce designer beaks. the co inventor is making a global appeal for a moratorium until ground rules can be set for its application in humans. >> in the end, this technology will be used for human genome
engineering, but i think that to do that without careful consideration and discussion of the risks and the potential complications would not be responsible. >> chinese researchers say they've already attempted to modify human embryos be a an effort that failed so far. tom ackermann, al jazeera, baltimore. >> buenos aires residents are celebrating hear 15th beatle week. it is more than 11,000 kilometers from liverpool, but there are times when buenos aires sounds more like home to the beatles than liverpool itself. we have had report. >> he is listed in the guinness book of world records as having the largest collection in the world of beatles memorabilia, including posters, concert tickets and fab four dolls. he became who could as a boy
when he heard the single "in my life" and began collecting when john lennon was killed 35 years ago. >> it was a revolution that exceeded music, a revolution in fashion, design and art. the beatles interpreted that call for freedom that you find in young people. >> much of his collection is now in buenos aires' own cabin clad museum, the only one outside liverpool attracting thousands of visitors per year. >> it's the music. kids sing beatles songs. from primary kids up to second raise school, they've got something inexplicable. >> it's a long and winding road to buenos aires, more than 11,000 kilometers but 45 years after the band split up, they are as popular here now than anytime before, striking the heart like no other foreign band. >> the following extents beyond argentina.
this was the 15th bases week in buenos aires, celebrating with bands from peru, colombia and brazil. first place in this contest was playing in liverpool. this band is from chile. >> for me, the beatles mark the point at which modern music began, from the point of view of the com significance, the strums, vocals and more than anything, the overall quality. >> the fans stretch across the generations. >> because of our age, we grew up during the period of the beatles, it was our time. >> i've liked them sincives a kid, thanks to my parents. because of this passion, i study music. ♪ >> culture language and distance are no obstacle for latin americans to come together in buenos aires. all you need is love.
al jazeera, buenos aires. >> more to come for you after the break, including. >> it's taken four days and four nights involves a cast of over a thousand people and been broadcast on television, radio and on line. what am i talking about? well, a reading that perhaps the greatest novel in russian literature, tolstoy's war and peace. keep watching to find out more. >> in sport, the ground lunch of cricket's 2020 world cup with an unusual choice of venue for the highest profile match.
>> welcome back. now it's taken four days and four nights, and a cost of 1300 russians to read through four volumes of war and peace. tolstoy's classic novel is often more talked about than read. now the project is trying to bring the iconic and very long book back to the people. we have a report from moscow. >> so it began. both a literary and a broadcasting marathon from moscow, st. petersburg, siberia, the arctic circle and the caucuses from london, vienna and
paris. famous russians, ordinary russians, even a russian in space all taking a turn to read a page from leo tolstoy's magnum opus. a t.v. presenter, a great great granddaughter of tolstoy is one of the driving forces behind this project. >> it is uncomfortable for the modern russian society, because questions key rules of how society is built. he questions the power, the government, what he reads war and peace, the battles, he understands the idea that war is the awfullest thing in the world. >> it is described as not a novel, not a poem and still less a historical chronicle. what it is is epic. it tells the author's interpretation of napoleons
disastrous 1812 invasion of russia. the work's historical setting doesn't limit its timeless qualities. >> the questions he raises are still relevant now and the answers, well russian literature asks questions and we are still trying to solve them. >> it feels like he's still nearby, advising us on that life. in the book are simple people and he shows us a chain of mistakes that everyone makes mistakes and that we should be able to overcome them. ♪ >> to great fanfare, this reading of war and peace has been broadcast live on russian television, radio and on line. the project's creators call it a democratic event and a unifying one. they say that great literature can bring people together in
troubled times, whoever they are, wherever they are. >> of course i couldn't do a report on reading war and peace without having a go myself. here goes. >> he gripped the pommel, spurred his horse and galloped off to his regiment under that a hail of bullets that port down on but luckily missed him. he wanted to find out what was going on and help rectify at all costs any error. if you want to know what happens next read the book. if you're quick, it will take you four days and four nights. moscow. >> violence has broken you the in the ukrainian parliament with a mass punch up between opposing politicians. the prime minister was defending his embattled government policies when a politician attempted to present him with a bunch of red roses in protest. you can see, then, what happened, bonner attempted to manhandle him away from the podium, which promised the president supporters to weigh in
to support him. the people's party now has an approval rating of 1% with opposing parties calling for a volt of no confidence. nice roses. >> plenty of fighting going on in sport. not like that. this involves pettini, the head of uafa after failing in his bid to have a 90 day suspension lifted. he had taken his case to the court of annotation for sport in switzerland. he was hit with a provisional been a while they investigated corruption charges. the final verdict will be before the end of the year with him hoping to clear his name in time to run for the fifa presidency next february. he released a statement saying the procedure is a patent violation of presumption of innocence. still furiously protesting that innocence. >> since the fifaette knicks committee has indicated that it would rear end its final
decision on the marry ritz before the end of the year, let it finish its job within the time limit it has even fixed itself and wait for a final decision on the merits. this time, it is objectionably acceptable. >> the draw for the 2014 finals taking place on saturday. uafa will make a decision in january over finally introducing goal line technology to competitions, including the champions league. >> when the day in which uafa will decide to go for goal line technology in addition to the five referees, i must humidity that it will be for the club
competition, champions league and europa league, 80 venues across europe. today goal line technology exists in four countries. >> one man whose name will be on the ballot paper for the presidential election is the asian football president. he is considered the favorite to be voted into the top job. he has told al jazeera he wasn't complicit in the alleged torture of athletes during protests in 2011. >> it's sad to see that somebody writes such wrong information. they lose credibility. to tell you the truth, some of the media organizations that have reported this without even referring anything to me, i think they've lost their credibility to me and to a lot of people who are around my country, because this effects the whole of bahrain, when you write something that let's say a citizen and if they feel that
this case is related to the country, i think they've lost the credibility of more so that people from all sides believe me. >> my interview in full on talk to al jazeera on saturday. it will be available on our website, aljazeera.com. >> honduran international football player has been shot dead in his hometown in honduras. people say they don't know the motive for the shooting all of which happened in a car park while he was out shopping with his wife. he qualified for the world cup last year. he played for rangers in scotland until returning to his home nation in january. >> russian athletes will face extra doping tests before allowed to compete at international events again. the iaaf had a widespread
suspension for doping offenses. even if listed before august next year, athletes will not be readmit without at least three doping tests where no notice has been given. the russian national testing laboratory has suspended that all samples will be taken out of the country. roger federer teaming up in a mixed couples dream team at those olympics in rio next year. he is excited with the pairing. he has a record 17 grand slam tights. >> there's a new word record in cricket. the pair put on 449, the sixth biggest stand of all time for any wicket, two short of the all time australian record set
the anything could be favorite. obviously we would like to cross the finishing line this time. >> spain had a remarkable year, australians michael fanning, who you may remember became famous, still making waves. he survived an encounter with a great white shark in south africa in july. actually cost him points in the championships race. he's making up for it now, winning his heat in the final round of the season in hawaii. he's in a five way battle for the world title. survives a shark attack, now he may be world champion, just a normal year for him. >> why not. he's also pretty lucky. >> yeah, yeah he is. >> thailand's pron prince has led thousands of cyclists in a pedal power birthday tribute to thigh king, the only heir to the thai thrown led the subjects on the tribute called bike for dad. i'll be back in a few moments'
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>> a spanish policeman has died after a huge explosion in the diplomatic area of kabul. the taliban claims it is responsible. >> hello, i'm maryam nemazee. you're watching al jazeera, live from london. also coming up, rival governments sign an u.n.-backed agreement bringing hope of an united leadership bolivia. hopes of a major deal on climate change as negotiators extend their deadline to reach an agreement. and bringing an icon, russian novel back to the people. a cast of a